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Musashi Elite Katana - Paul Chen Hanwei

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Retail Price: $1,074.00
Our Price: $644.99
Item Number: SH6003KGG
Manufacturer: Paul Chen / CAS Hanwei
Manufacturer Part No: SH6003KGG

Musashi Elite Katana - Paul Chen Hanwei SH6003KGG

Paul Chen Musashi Elite Katana - SH6003KGG

Miyamoto Musashi, arguably the most famous swordmaster in Japanese history, fought more than 60 duels before retiring and writing his famous treatise on swordplay, the Book of Five Rings. Development of the two-sword style of swordplay, with the Daito (long sword) and Wakizashi being used together, is credited to Musashi. Mounted in black, the Musashi Elite is faithful to the original down to the famous double-ring iron tsubas. The tsuka-ito is in leather over ray skin. The blades are hand-forged in high-carbon steel, with new geometry to enhance cutting ability. It is edge-tempered using the traditional clay tempering method, resulting in a distinct hamon. Edge hardness is HRC60, back hardness HRC40. The grip is double-pegged to the tang for safety. The cutting style katanas (Elite, XL, XL Light) include a traditional maintenance kit. Also available in 3 Iaito lengths.

Elite Katana Blade: Frequent Cutting / Advanced Drawing Practice:
Paul Chen Hanwei Elite Katana Blades embody the classical design elements of the most prolific sword design in history. With their strong Shinogi Zukuri shape that accentuates the differential heat treatment, these blades are traditionally proportioned to appeal to the collector but they will also perform well in general cutting of hard or soft targets.

Key Features:
1065 High-Carbon Blade
Traditional Construction
Quality Fittings

Blade Length: 29"
Handle Length: 11"
Overall Length: 41"
Weight: 2 lb 11 oz
Point of Balance: 5"
Width at Guard: 1.38"
Width at Tip: 1.08"
Thickness at Guard: 0.25"
Thickness at Tip: 0.14"
Sori: 3/4"

Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

This sword comes with a cotton storage bag and a Paul Chen Hanwei Traditional Sword Mainenance Kit.

Musashi Elite Katana - Paul Chen Hanwei SH6003KGG